While I think nail art is totally cool and envy anyone who has the patience for it … I just don’t have it. However, with a fading manicure and a new stock of nail polish, I decided to give my friend Anna over at Glitter She Wrote’s Valentine’s Nail Art a try.
I’m not sure what color my base red is since I got them done at a salon, but you could start with any red really. One of my favorites is Essie’s “Size Matters” from the Cocktail Bling collection.
Next, to cover up my chipping tips, I tried out the glitter tips. I chose China Glaze’s “Ruby Pumps” for this one since it has a red base that would camouflage my chipping polish. Since you’re working with glitter it’s pretty forgiving if you’re not perfect with the freehand French mani. I also only let them dry for about 30 seconds before applying top coat. This helped blur the imperfect lines a bit (think smudging imperfect smokey eye liner).
I think this could work well for any occasion, using different hues of matching polish and glitter. It kind of makes me want to get glitter in every color so I can salvage all chipping manis this way.